The first table below looks at the demand for Drools skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Drools over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Drools
Rank 536 541 539
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Drools 57 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.053% 0.078%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.19% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 20
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£400 £538 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £425 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £555 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

Drools
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Drools Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Drools Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Drools
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Drools within the UK.

Drools Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Drools
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Drools within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Scotland - 36 £420 -
Edinburgh - 32 £425 -
England -34 21 £394 -26.74% 9
London -12 6 £408 -24.18% 5
South East -6 4 £370 - 1
High Wycombe - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -

Drools
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools.

1 98 (88.29%) Java
2 66 (59.46%) JBoss
3 50 (45.05%) Spring
4 40 (36.04%) Hibernate
5 39 (35.14%) SOA
6 38 (34.23%) XML
6 38 (34.23%) jBPM
7 35 (31.53%) BPMN
8 34 (30.63%) Java EE
9 32 (28.83%) Web Services
10 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (23.42%) XSLT
11 26 (23.42%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (22.52%) SQL
13 24 (21.62%) J2EE
14 23 (20.72%) Maven
15 22 (19.82%) Workflow
15 22 (19.82%) Eclipse
16 21 (18.92%) TDD
17 19 (17.12%) Finance
18 16 (14.41%) Oracle
18 16 (14.41%) Performance Monitoring
19 14 (12.61%) JRules
20 12 (10.81%) Banking
21 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
21 11 (9.91%) PL/SQL
21 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
21 11 (9.91%) Red Hat
22 10 (9.01%) Project Management
22 10 (9.01%) Scrum

Drools
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Drools also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Drools. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.60%) Liferay
2 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
2 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.80%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.80%) Mule
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.90%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.90%) Cordys
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) DSL
2 4 (3.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.21%) Oracle Database
2 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 23 (20.72%) Maven
2 22 (19.82%) Eclipse
3 6 (5.41%) Subversion
3 6 (5.41%) JUnit
3 6 (5.41%) Selenium
4 3 (2.70%) Ant
4 3 (2.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.80%) Hudson
5 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.90%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.90%) Mockito
6 1 (0.90%) Hamcrest
6 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.90%) Apache Continuum
General
1 19 (17.12%) Finance
2 12 (10.81%) Banking
3 11 (9.91%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 82 (73.87%) Developer
2 63 (56.76%) Java Developer
3 10 (9.01%) Analyst
4 6 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
6 4 (3.60%) Test Analyst
6 4 (3.60%) Architect
7 3 (2.70%) Consultant
8 2 (1.80%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (1.80%) Software Engineer
8 2 (1.80%) Team Leader
8 2 (1.80%) Java Team Leader
8 2 (1.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Technical Leader
8 2 (1.80%) Software Designer
8 2 (1.80%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (1.80%) Java Architect
8 2 (1.80%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Designer
8 2 (1.80%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (45.05%) Spring
2 40 (36.04%) Hibernate
3 38 (34.23%) jBPM
3 38 (34.23%) XML
4 34 (30.63%) Java EE
5 32 (28.83%) Web Services
6 26 (23.42%) XSLT
7 24 (21.62%) J2EE
8 14 (12.61%) JRules
9 9 (8.11%) ActiveMQ
9 9 (8.11%) Apache Camel
10 8 (7.21%) JSON
10 8 (7.21%) HTML
10 8 (7.21%) SOAP
10 8 (7.21%) JMS
11 7 (6.31%) JAXB
12 6 (5.41%) FpML
12 6 (5.41%) DOM
12 6 (5.41%) .NET
12 6 (5.41%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.31%) Derivative
2 6 (5.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (5.41%) Reference Data
3 5 (4.50%) Open Source
4 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.70%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (2.70%) Ontologies
6 2 (1.80%) GIS
7 1 (0.90%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.90%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.11%) Linux
2 4 (3.60%) Windows
3 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) SOA
2 35 (31.53%) BPMN
3 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (23.42%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (19.82%) Workflow
6 21 (18.92%) TDD
7 16 (14.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (9.01%) Scrum
8 10 (9.01%) Project Management
9 9 (8.11%) OO
10 8 (7.21%) MVC
10 8 (7.21%) Requirements Analysis
10 8 (7.21%) Test Automation
11 7 (6.31%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.31%) Data Modelling
12 6 (5.41%) ETL
12 6 (5.41%) Unit Testing
12 6 (5.41%) Wealth Management
12 6 (5.41%) Business Transformation
13 4 (3.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 98 (88.29%) Java
2 25 (22.52%) SQL
3 11 (9.91%) JavaScript
3 11 (9.91%) PL/SQL
4 6 (5.41%) XPath
5 4 (3.60%) C
6 2 (1.80%) C#
6 2 (1.80%) C++
6 2 (1.80%) Perl
6 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.80%) Python
6 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.80%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (3.60%) Security Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (1.80%) Degree
3 1 (0.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
Vendors
1 66 (59.46%) JBoss
2 16 (14.41%) Oracle
3 11 (9.91%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.70%) Sybase
5 2 (1.80%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.80%) Software AG
6 1 (0.90%) ILOG
6 1 (0.90%) Intel
6 1 (0.90%) IBM
6 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.90%) Google
6 1 (0.90%) Pega
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